My first hobby as a child was collecting stamps-preferring
U.S. commemorative stamps. While I still have the collection, this is one I didn't continue.
As a teenager, I collected inspirational quotes and verses. I still have these and have added many more over the years.
For many years, I collected Depression glass-Hazel Atlas-cobalt blue Moderntone pattern. I now have a complete set and don't actively look for more but I do have it prominently displayed in my china cabinet.
My next collection began at a yard sale where I bought a vintage wedding cake topper. This one topper led to many more and to friends and family finding them for me. After all isn't your collection a great gift idea? So I have many more than I would have bought myself. Although I no longer buy these, I still enjoy looking at them and have loaned them for wedding displays.
|The one the right started it all!|
This brings me to my collection of vintage Carteret County postcards. In 1998, having newly discovered Ebay, I typed in Beaufort just to see if there was anything for sale. I found my first vintage postcard and a new and ongoing hobby. I have cards dating back to 1906 and love the history they document. This collection led to a book collaboration with my son, Kevin. We researched and used the cards to publish a book detailing the history of Carteret County through these vintage images. This is the one hobby I still maintain and am always on the look out for a card I don't have.
Do you have a collection?
How did it start?